Mahendra Singh Dhoni quits as Team India’s ODI, T20 captain, to play under Virat Kohli in England series

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New Delhi | Updated: Jan 04, 2017 10:35 PM

MS Dhoni quits as Captain: MS Dhoni will play under Virat Kohli in upcoming series against England.

MS dhoni quits as india captain, ms dhoni quits as india, india captain virat kohli, ms dhoni quits as captain, dhoni quits team india captainDhoni will play under Virat Kohli in upcoming series against England. (PTI)

In a big development, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has stepped-down as ODI and T20 captain of India, BCCI said in a statement. Dhoni will play under Virat Kohli in upcoming series against England. “Mahendra Singh #Dhoni steps down as Captain of Team India. He will be available for selection for ODIs & T20Is vs England,” BCCI said.

“Mahendra Singh Dhoni has informed the BCCI, that he wishes to step down as the captain of the Indian Cricket Team from the One Day Internationals and the T20 Internationals formats of the game,” a statement from the board read. “He will be available for the selection for the One Day and T20I series against England and the same has been conveyed to the Senior Selection Committee,” it added.

Sushant Singh Rajput, who played Dhoni, in his biopic was among the first ones tribute Dhoni:

Dhoni’s decision has come up as a surprise for many. With this, the era of one of the most successful captain in Indian cricket has come to an end. MS Dhoni is the only captain under which India won both T20 and ODI world cup. India played ODI 199 under Dhoni’s leadership, out which it won 110, while it lost 74. While the team played 72 T20s under Dhoni, won 41, lost 28.

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India cricket saw its most glorious time under Dhoni captancy. In the year 2007, India won T20 World cup under the wicket-keeper batman in South Africa, beating Pakistan in the final. Four years later, India went on to win the World Cup in the ODI format, beating Sri Lanka in the final played at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.

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Dhoni, 35, had earlier suddenly quit Test captaincy during the Australia tour in 2014 in Melbourne. Dhoni has been India’s most successful captain. India also won ICC Champions Trophy in 2013 and reached top of the Test rankings in 2009 under him. Test skipper Virat Kohli is likely to take over captaincy of the limited overs team following Dhoni’s decision.

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